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Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 10:20

Julie, I have nothing to add to the lovely suggestions above - the idea of underplanting with some spring bulbs is lovely too - but I wanted to pass on my condolences to you at what must be a difficult time - a peaceful passing - just what we would all wish for our parents. 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:57

Enjoy Lizzie ............ green with envy here!

Will my euonymous climb up the fence?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:55

It won't climb up there as quickly as a climber will Jim.  

Tell us a bit more about the site - someone may have a better idea 

Trees too close to the house

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:53

With the pear and plum as well, it depends on the variety and rootstock that it's been grafted onto.  And some magnolias grow huge, and others take forever to get to a decent size.

What varieties do the labels say?

Vegetable Growing

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:51

Here we are 

Busy, I think some people find it smelly - but I grew up on a pig farm 

Will my euonymous climb up the fence?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:49

They'll sort of grow against the fence but they don't climb.  

I've also seen one effectively topiarised in layers against a wall and it's grown quite high, but I think it's been tied in to supports.  


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:46

Good morning Doc  good to see you - hope to join you out in the garden if it brightens up - if not, it might just be a baking day 

Vegetable Growing

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:14

I do use chicken pellets on my veg patch from time to time - but again they are high in nitrogen and better for leafy veg.  I feed my Swiss chard with it, and lettuce and that sort of thing.

At the beginning of the season I give my veg patch a good sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone - it's a balanced fertiliser which means it has balanced amounts of nutrients, rather than being high in just one thing. 

There's a thread on it somewhere ......... I'll have a look 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:10

Where's the sunshine gone?  Mizzle here now 

MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 08:38

The original poster wondered 'who spoiled it for us' .................... we too have had things spoiled for us on several occasions ................... we too are suspicious.   Understandable really. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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